Brown chickpeas masala vada | kondakadalai masala vadai recipe

Kondakadalai masala vadai recipe

Brown or white chickpeas can be used for doing this vadai. Masala vadai our families favorite recipe but this time I tried with brown chickpeas. Last week my hubby bought brown chickpeas usually my mother in law prepare kondakadalai kuruma for idly and dosa. But this time I thought of trying vadai out of this chickpeas. It came out very well the first time itself.

As we are doing usual masala vadai the procedure is same but I soaked the chickpeas overnight. And the ingredients added are fennel seeds, garlic, ginger, red chilly, onion, curry leaves and coriander leaves.

Brown chickpeas have numerous health benefits and also it I very tasty.

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Top 5 health benefits of brown chickpeas

Prevents cancer: Saponins, which are phytochemicals present in black chickpeas, prevent cancer cells from multiplying and spreading throughout the body. Also selenium, a mineral that is not present in fruits and vegetables, is found in this powerhouse food. It plays an important role in detoxifying cancer-causing compounds in the body.

Boon for bones: Other than being a good source of phosphate, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc, black chickpeas are also high in calcium and vitamin K, which helps in maintaining bone health.

Keeps heart healthy: Rich in antioxidantsthis food contains an excellent amount of fibre and vitamin C, which helps in lowering the cholesterol level and thereby, keeping your heart healthy.

Development of brain: Choline, found in this popular Indian food, helps in developing your brain. Just 50g of it can really sharpen your mind.

For healthy hair: Black chickpeas have a very good amount of zinc and protein. It can stop hair fall and slow down the process of premature greying.

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Brown chickpeas masala vada | kondakadalai masala vadai recipe
Instructions
  1. Soak 200 gms Brown chickpeas in water overnight.
  2. In the morning strain the water and add 1 tbsp Fennel seeds / பெருஞ்சீரகம்
  3. Add 4-5 Garlic cloves / பூண்டு பற்கள்
  4. Add 1 inch Ginger / இஞ்சி chopped
  5. Add 4 Red chilly / சிவப்பு மிளகாய், Add 1 tsp salt or as required.
  6. Grind in mixie into a coarse mixture without adding water.
  7. Transfer to a bowl.
  8. Add 1 finely chopped Onion / வெங்காயம்
  9. Add few Curry Leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை
  10. Add few Coriander Leaves / கொத்துமல்லி தழை
  11. Mix everything well and rest to half an hour.
  12. Make small balls out of the vada mixture.
  13. Flatten between the palms
  14. And deep fry in oil in batches. Turn both sides and fry till brown color.
  15. Transfer to a plate and serve. I served with tomato sauce it was delicious.
  16. Hot, crispy and spicy chickpeas masala vada is ready.
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